A great first day of the ULearn conference in Christchurch yesterday – over 1400 teachers gathering for the annual conference on ICT use in Education. A special feature this year is the involvement of some early childhood educators in the leadup to the implementation of professional development programme to support the implementation of the ECE ICT strategy, Foundations for Discovery.
Keynote speaker for day one was Lisa Galarneau with a talk titled “Welcome to the Future: What online games can tell us about the future of learning”. Lisa’s presentation can be downloaded from her socialstudygames blogsite .
I presented a spotlight presentation and another workshop in the afternoon. The spotlight was billed as an “environment scan”, looking at a range of issues and ideas influencing the implementation of ICT in education. The presentation can be downloaded here.
The workshop was titled “Web2.0 and the school’s LMS: what’s the connection” and provided an overveiw of the sorts of things that schools need to be considering as the nature of participation and use of the online environment changes. This presentation can be downloaded here.